This paper analyses electronic markets from a social science perspective, with an emphasis on different types of institutions. An analytical framework which supports the identification of certain institutional settings of elec- tronic markets and its preconditions is developed. The provided method tries to unify the perspectives of meth- odological individualism and methodological holism.
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